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Bale back in Spurs starting XI as Kane is handed triple captaincy by third of top 10k

The second of five Premier League matches to be held on Saturday will have a huge say in many Fantasy managers’ fortunes in Double Gameweek 26.

Burnley are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where kick-off is at 14:00 GMT.

Just over one million Fantasy Premier League bosses handed the armband to Harry Kane (£11.1m), with the Spurs striker second only to Bruno Fernandes in the captaincy stakes in the current Gameweek.

Kane is by far the most popular option among the top 10,000 FPL managers, however, with just under 58% of this elite group making the England international their skipper.

Indeed, a third of the leading 10k have used their Triple Captain chip on Kane.

A total of 615,011 Fantasy managers transferred in the premium forward this week.

Jose Mourinho makes 10 changes from the Spurs side that began the Europa League tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday.

Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) is the only one who survives the cut, with Gareth Bale (£9.3m) starting a Premier League game for just the third time this season.

The Burnley team news is straightforward, with Sean Dyche naming an unchanged side.

Striker Chris Wood (£6.2m) is on the bench after a month out with a hamstring injury.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 26 SO FAR…

Bale back in Spurs starting XI as Kane is handed triple captaincy by third of top 10k 1

FPL managers who own Leicester City assets were left largely empty-handed by part one of their Gameweek 26 double-header.

The jaded-looking Foxes succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal, with goalscorer Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) the only Leicester player who emerged from the encounter with anything other than appearance points.

The Belgian had waltzed through a non-existent Arsenal defence to open the scoring early on but from then on it looked more like Brendan Rodgers’ side, and not their visitors, who were suffering from their involvement in Europe on Thursday night.

An anonymous Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) registered preciously zero shots or key passes but the Leicester striker may at least get a second bite of the cherry against Burnley in midweek, something that Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) almost certainly won’t have.

The most-bought FPL asset of Double Gameweek 26 succumbed to a knee injury after 51 minutes, with reports after the game suggesting he will be out for up to six weeks.

A Leicester side already missing James Maddison (£7.3m), among others, then lost Jonny Evans (£5.5m) to a knock late on.

As for Arsenal, they were much changed after Thursday’s win over Benfica, with Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) among the substitutes.

Willian (£7.5m) claimed a brace of assists for David Luiz (£5.4m) and Nicolas Pepe‘s (£7.4m) goals, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.1m) despatching a first-half penalty after a Pepe shot had been handled.

Budget FPL midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (£4.3m) was yet another injury victim at the King Power Stadium.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Reguilon, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Aurier, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Bale, Son, Kane.

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra.

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1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    I know it's early but Son over Bruno looking not looking that risky anymore , my WC choices of course

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Son AND Bruno is the only right call IMO

  2. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    As a kane capper..80k rank..i should be happy with a goal and nothing more right?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Disappointed

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      As a Kane capper you want more Kane points.

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Then what abt the triple (c) by the top players?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Use this to estimate what Kane points mean for your rank.

          https://www.livefpl.net/whatif

        2. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          you're looking at it wrong imo... surely more dont own him than TC'd him in the top 100k (not 10k)

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Not really.

    4. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      No, because other Spurs assets scored and keeping clean sheet so far...

    5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nah as a TC I’m a bit disappointed he’s only got one goal in a 4-0

      1. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Same.

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Very happy. What exactly do you expect against Burnley?

    7. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Wrong , at least another return needed

    8. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      please explain why you want your captain to only score 1

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        High eo in top 10k..1/3 with triple captaincy.

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          you never want someone to get one return

          depending on EO it's always either haul or blank

        2. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          His EO would need to be over 200 for a normal (C) to be unproductive. It's not.

        3. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          overthinking it imo

          always want your capt to haul imo

      2. Dusty Donut
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        To punish the people that TC’d him I would guess.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          & help those who dont own or who didnt captain him... hurting himself as it's his capt

    9. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Weird logic. Just as many points as you can get for your Captain regardless. There are 7.92m players behind you too.

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    well played Bale owners

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Jammm

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Bitterness is not a good look.

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Tierney vs Burnley looking perfect!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Barnes vs. Burnley looking perfect!

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        😮

      2. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        If he is back!

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          (He won't be)

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Burnley redemption vs Barnes and Co. more likely!

      4. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        He faced them every week
        *Ashley Barnes

    2. Werner Brothers
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Pereira vs Burnley LB... Yummy

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        I am already planning for 29. Plays Burnley next, plays in 9 too!

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Mou parked the bus yet?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Doesn’t need to, can smell blood

  6. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Tottenham fab 4 on the field at the same time Spurs fans must be in dreamland

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Eriksen sitting at home crying.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Enjoying their fab4 trophy?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Lol

  7. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    ML Rival Kane (c) no Son. I need one more something from Mr Heung

  8. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Deli Alli’s first involvement ... is to slow up the play so Burnley can get the entire team behind the ball. He is useless.

  9. Party time
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Son feel free to score a goal

    • Ode
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Damn 4 points out of 4 players from my bench boost atm. Well I didn't expect much from Tarko and Pope, but atleast Bamford and Dallas should've got something

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      With the likes of the rubbish like lamela and dier coming back midweek I’d say this is the best chance of Kane points

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Nonsense. Lamela can dive for several penalties

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Every Kane G is a 10k rank increase for me. Come on man

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Tc?

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Yup

    • lindeg
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      How is kane not being rested yet

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Kane doesn’t get rested.

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        He gets his rest on the pitch

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          🙂

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Lamela coming on. Will be selfish in his play

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Bale off

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Yes but he’ll dive a lot

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Lamela coming on for Bale

    • Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Jamie Rednapp bugging up Dele Ali. I'd FAR rather play Moura ahead of Ali...

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Agree

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        First involvement was to totally slow down a fast break. His brain works at 13 fps

      3. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        bigging*

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Lamela inc, Bale rest.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Owners laughing for next match.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Feels wrong hoping a player you own blanks, but hope that’s what Bruno does with that EO

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        -5

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Let's gooo Sob!!

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        *Sooooon

        1. Life_Ban
            3 months, 21 days ago

            You were right the first time

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Son of b*tch? 😮

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Right get Kane off too pls.

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Who’s getting Bale then?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          One week late

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          I'm probably doing Rash to Bale

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Bale off, time for Kane to catch him in the BAPs

      5. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Only one Kane goal from 4 is underwhelming

      6. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Can’t believe the space Burnley of all teams gave Bale.

      7. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Kane close. Pope save

      8. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Come on Kane ... one more goal please?

      9. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thanks Pope

      10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Son Assist, Kane goal denied by Pope

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Kane sot

      12. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Pope cracking save from Kane (Son—A)